Hey! My name is Hayoung Youn. So I’m the new girl in town since I will be entering UCLA this fall as a freshman. Right now, I have a month and a half before starting my new life at an entirely different environment, and I have to say, I am pretty stoked.

But then again, I am a bit nervous and insecure about my dorm, dorm mates, classes, and whatever else you can possibly think of when entering a college. I know I will be living in a triple, but I haven’t heard back about who my dorm mates are or which room I will be living in. Since I have never had a roommate before, it will be a big change for me to live with two other people, but I’m hoping that it will help me to open myself up to socialize and connect with fellow bruins.

Yesterday, I took a flight to UCLA for my freshman orientation. I signed up for the early arrival, which lets me go into the dorms the night before the orientation actually starts. I figured going there early will be nice because I’ll get a chance to meet other people. Plus, it would be a hassle to take a super early flight to LA if I didn’t do early arrival. There was a small fee of $50, but I thought it would be worth it. The orientation itself is from the 14th through the 16th.

I am quite excited to get a glimpse of my college life. Being a huge food enthusiast, I am VERY excited about visiting some of the fine eateries around campus. Right across from campus, there is a famous ice cream shop called Diddy Riese that has delicious ice cream sandwiches for a relatively cheap price! With a price of $1.75, you can make your own ice cream sandwich from a variety of freshly made cookies and over ten different flavors of Dreyer’s premium ice creams. They sell cookies separately for only $4 per dozen! They also have brownies, sundaes, and shaved ice. Their goal is to serve high quality desserts for affordable prices, which is a good news for students at UCLA.

So it looks like I will have many people to meet and many places to visit for the next couple of days. I am definitely excited to visit LA, and even more excited to be able to tell you guys all about it when I get back.